Hundreds of Cub Scouts celebrated a double birthday party at Ashton’s Tameside Stadium last night.
While celebrating their own organisation’s centenary, the youngsters also marked the Queen’s 90th birthday. Cub Scout Damon Heyes helped the Mayor light a beacon which formed part of a chain of almost 1,000 across the UK, and also to cut a birthday cake made by students at Tameside College.
Later, the Cubs enjoyed traditional campfire songs as well as singing “Happy Birthday” and the National Anthem.
The Mayor said: “It was a very special evening for Tameside and I was proud to help light the beacon for the Queen’s 90th birthday. The cake was wonderful and we were all made very welcome by Curzon Ashton FC.”
Cub Scouts can trace their history to 1916 when Baden Powell formed the Wolf Cubs to cater for boys too young to join the Boy Scouts. The name of the organisation was changed to Cub Scouts in 1966.